Excerpt: Last month the Obama administration hired Accenture to oversee HealthCare.gov and the administration’s efforts to complete the building of the federally facilitated marketplace (FFM). According to the Washington Post, Accenture obtained the $91 million contract for HealthCare.gov during an ‘abbreviated’ contracting process in which three other companies were considered.
Excerpt: Despite the program's far-reaching success, CMS is proposing to fundamentally undermine the program and jeopardize the prescription drup plans that millions of seniors rely on for their health and peace of mind.
Exceprt: In the nearly four months since HealthCare.gov and the state-run insurance exchanges launched, consumers have encountered numerous problems at both the federal and state level. Although the rollout of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) has been problematic nationwide, no state has had more complications than Oregon.
Excerpt: Since the passage of the law, the administration has delayed numerous deadlines and effective dates set forth in the statue. These delay announcements have only increased with the failed launch of the HealthCare.gov website...
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Excerpt: House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders yesterday sent a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius regarding the inability to process appeals of errors in the applications of those applying for and obtaining health care coverage through the health care law’s exchanges.